So... My Dr found a lump on my thyroid during a neck examination. I have an ultrasound at the end of the month.
It's large and moves up an down when I swallow. I believe it's a goiter.
My sister and cousin have Hashimotos, my aunt has Graves disease. I'm familiar with the struggle to get diagnosed with thyroid disease.
The Dr ordered a TSH test, even though I asked for a full panel. My TSH was 0.99 so I was told I am "normal" (although I'm not sure if this is optimal). I have asked for thyroid antibodies to be tested and the Dr actually agreed.
(However, there's been a delay - my blood is with the lab and has been for 9 days, yet the lab just isn't doing the test. Had a bit of a 'computer says no' incident with the receptionist at the surgery today. They've agreed to call the lab to find out what is going on).
Sorry for the long winded ramble, my question is - is it possible to have an enlarged thyroid or nodule without it being related to thyroid issues? My understanding is that healthy thyroids don't produce goiters yet my Dr seems quite non-plussed.